Science Bazaar 2023

Science Bazaar Beyond 2023

The Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar Beyond took place on Saturday 18th February 2023 This FREE event is open to all. Fun for all the family and most suitable for 5-12 years.

This event will be held at our Headington Campus (OX3 0BP) in our Clerici building, accessible just off of Gipsy Lane.

Join us on campus to meet our staff and students, explore our interactive stands, learn something new, and to get stuck into our many activities!

We will be following the British Science Week (10-19 March 2023) theme of “Connections”. Where you can explore topics such as; how all living things are connected through evolution; how the internet connects people across the world; how we are connected to our planet's health; how our brains are connected to, and therefore control our bodies; and much, much more!

There will also be a relaxed autism-friendly early opening from 9:30am - 11:30am before the main event begins at 11.30.

The festival will open to all from 11:30am - 4pm. Be prepared to explore, listen, watch, build, experiment, get messy and most of all have FUN! Expect to see Science Bazaar Beyond regulars Bright Sparks Science and Crocodiles of the World as well as exciting activities led by our staff and students! You can also get creative with LEGO with The BRICK People or discover comic book illustration with Neill Cameron!

We hope to see you there!

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Timed Sessions and Workshops which can be booked upon your arrival:

Mega Robo Moral Machines

Can robots be good? In this interactive workshop, professor of AI and Robotics Nigel Crook and comics artist Neill Cameron (Mega Robo Bros, The Phoenix) join forces to make comics looking at the rise of moral machines, how robots might learn to make moral decisions, and what could possibly go wrong along the way!

Session 1  10:30am - 11:30am
Session 2  12pm - 1pm

Crocodiles of The World

Ever wondered how many teeth a crocodiles has? Or what they feel like? Get up close and personal with crocodiles! Discover more about these amazing animals with Crocodiles of the World!

Session 1  12pm - 12:20pm
Session 2  12:30pm - 12:50pm
Session 3  1pm - 1:20pm
Session 4  1:30pm - 1:50pm

The Ministry of Sense

The discovery of the Higgs Boson won the Nobel Prize. Could you make the discovery yourself? Join this highly energetic, comedic and interactive show where you control the awesome Large Hadron Collider. Can you hunt down the Higgs? (Please bring your smart devices - mobile, iPad).

Session 1  1pm - 2pm
Session 2  3pm - 4pm

Kung Fu

Explore the ancient art of Kung Fu in this demonstrator led workshop by the Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes.

Session 1  2pm - 3pm

Parasite Comics

In this interactive workshop, parasitologist Dr Jack Sunter and comics artist Neill Cameron (Mega Robo Bros, The Phoenix) join forces to make comics exploring the fascinating world of parasites - nature's original transformers!

Session 1  1:30pm - 2:30pm
Session 2  3pm - 4pm

Chinese Handcrafts

Have a go at creating your very own velvet peach blossom in this workshop led by the Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes.

Session 1  1pm - 2pm
Session 2  3pm - 4pm